|Cat painted pink and pushed around in a baby stroller |
at last night's Pet Masquerade in Key West.
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|How big are the new ships? |
This is the Oasis of the Seas,
which departs from Ft. Lauderdale.
It has a capacity of 5,300 passengers.
|Five times larger than the Titanic, |
the Oasis of the Seas is 1,187 feet long and 20 stories high.
"In addition, although there is a regulation against dredging in the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary, there is precedent for the U.S. Commerce Department to provide a one-time waiver for dredging. There is no need for Congress to change any laws if the dredging is identified as a viable project by the Corps."Which means that if the study shows some economic benefit then dredging may proceed without the need for Congress to act.
“We stand adamantly opposed to this idea! Such a dredging project would negatively impact the health of the area’s ecosystem in ways that cannot be anticipated. This project could devastate our fishery; one that has yet to fully recover from the last such event in 2004. The area to be dredged is located in one of Key West’s prime tarpon staging areas off Ft Zachary Taylor.The Key West City Commission is going to debate the matter on October 17th 2012 at 6:00pm
As tarpon fishing communities in Texas and Homosassa have learned, you can negatively affect the fishery to such a degree that the tarpon no longer frequent the area. We believe that dredging Key West Harbor could very well be just such an event and the repercussions could be permanent and devastating.”